Reported by Dave Missert of WrestleView.com
» On Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 10:35 PM EST
WWE Sunday Night Heat
Hosts: Jonathan Coachman and Lita
Taped from: Wherever Raw was last week
Reported by: Dave Missert of Wrestleview.com
The show begins with a highlight reel of the feud building amongst the Clique with the return of Kevin Nash. And we’re ready for Heat
Jacqueline vs. Molly Holly
The match opens with a collar and elbow tie-up, with Molly reversing it into a front face-lock. Jackie takes control and tries for a sunset flip. Molly reverses it and locks in a Boston Crab. Molly is pretty well in control and covers Jackie for a two count and a sidewalk backbreaker. Molly locks in a dreaded neck twist, but Jackie breaks the hold. Molly goes for the Molly Go Round, but Jackie moves out of the way and goes on the offensive as she hits a flapjack. Jackie nails a move that is a cross between a Dudley Dog and a tornado DDT, which is apparently her finisher, for the victory.
Winner by pinfall: Jacqueline
Rico (w/ Three Minute Warning) vs. Spike Dudley
The match opens with Spike kicking Jamal in the face. That must’ve been a scare tactic. The ref tells Three Minute Warning that they have to go to the back, because of the unfair numbers advantage. Spike takes the action to the outside and hits a Dudley Dog up along the rail. Back in the ring, Spike goes for the cover, but Rico kicks out. Rico is now on the offensive, and sends Spike crashing hard into the turnbuckle. Spike nails a flying head scissors, followed by a drop toe-hold, which culminates in that thing where Spike has a guy in the corner and runs on his chest. Spear and bulldog by Spike, followed by a two count. Rico hits a reverse heel kick, which is enough to take out Spike.
Winner by pinfall: Rico
Footage is shown of the build to the Rock-Goldberg match coming up next week at Backlash.
Rodney Mack (w/ Teddy Long) vs. Brad Hunter
Teddy Long grabs the mic and talks about being haterized. Apparently his opponent is from Whitesfield, and all white people look the same. Mack opens with a front facelock, goes to whip off the ropes and the rope snapped. I don’t think that was scripted. There’s no top rope! Power clothesline by Mack for a two count. Running powerslam for the win.
Winner by powerslam: Rodney Mack
Backstage with Eric Bischoff, Hurricane, Ric Flair and Triple H, as well as highlights of the Hurricane & Booker T vs. Hunter and Flair match.
Three Minute Warning (w/ Rico) vs. Al Snow and Maven
Boy I hope we get to see a Snow Plow tonight. That move looks so cool and dangerous. The match opens with Rosie taking on Al Snow. Al has the early upper hand with some technical maneuvering. Quick tags between Al and Maven as they go to work on the arm of Rosie. Here comes Jamal and he’s taking on Maven. Maven hits a few dropkicks and tags of to Al, who hits a high cross body. Al hits a few headbutts and tags out to Maven, who hits a flying bulldog. Rico interferes when the ref has his back turned, and now 3MW is in control. I have no idea which one is which, unless Lita says something to differentiate. Maven hits a desperation kick, but can’t tag out in time. Now he can, as he hot tags out to Al Snow. Look at Al! Maven hits a flying dropkick when the ref had his back turned, but Rico ran in and hit a reverse spinning calf kick. Rosie and Jamal make and Al Snow sandwich, and hit a Samoan Drop for the win.
Winner by pinfall: Three Minute Warning
Jacqueline vs. Molly Holly
What direction is Molly going in? One week she was a good guy, the next she’s a bad guy. Coach had to have said fifteen times during this match that Molly and Jackie knew each other very well, and they have had lots of matches. Well of course they have Coach, there are only so many combinations of Victoria, Trish, Jacqueline, Molly, Jazz and Ivory matches you can have. This one was nothing special. It was basic mat moves, with some good spots, but nothing spectacular.
Rico vs. Spike Dudley
I don’t really have too much to say about this match up. Spike did all of his usual stuff, Three Minute Warning was there for their token appearance as the stars of Raw, and Rico is wasting away in Heat hell. I can’t believe that he’s using a reverse heel kick as his finisher. Especially since his heel was nowhere near the maneuver. It was more like he hit Spike with the back of his calf.
The Rock and Goldberg are going to have a match at Backlash. I can’t believe how badly recorded and acted the interaction between the taped Rock and the live crew of Raw was the other night. Even though the Rock was pretty funny during the interview, it was totally obvious that it was taped. I like when the Rock does his Goldberg faces.
Rodney Mack vs. Brad Hunter
What is Teddy Long talking about? I can’t understand a word he’s saying. That match was obviously cut short with the rope snapping. Damn that looked dangerous. Mack is lucky that he didn’t end up on his ass outside the ring. Not much to talk about in this one, except that I think Mack needs a new finisher. A powerslam??
Wow, is it just me or does Lita look great tonight. Anyways, onto the Raw highlights. It’s great to see the Hurricane getting some screen time. He was hilarious when he was backstage with Hunter, Flair, and Bischoff. I like it how whenever he “flies” away, they make that sound effect and all the guys in the room look up like he’s flying. Now we get to see highlights of the tag match from Raw, which I missed the end of because my tape cut off the end. I was impressed with the Hurricane in this match. He gave Flair the Shining Wizard!! Wow, in the past three weeks, The Hurricane has pinned the Rock, gave a great match to Triple H, and pinned Ric Flair. Oh it was crapdemonium after this match, with Jericho and HBK doing run-ins. Why did Kevin Nash hit Booker T? And why did Booker T nail HBK? Oh crapdemonium all over the place here. I’m glad I don’t have to review Raw.
Three Minute Warning (w/ Rico) vs. Al Snow & Maven
Maven is getting better every week. Let me tell you something about 3MW though. They’re awful. They are boring, they’re sloppy, and they don’t interest me. I can’t understand why they are still hanging around. I have nothing to say about that match.
Overall, Heat was a bundled pile of crapsticks. The thing that really gets me was that Velocity was so good last night too. I wouldn’t mind seeing some storyline development and backstage action on the B-shows as well you know. Give these guys some feuds or something. I’m about to fall asleep, so everyone have a good Monday and a better work week.